We’ve mentioned the Lakewood Cemetery a few times in the past. If you still haven’t had a chance to tour it, the Lakewood’s Annual Earth Day Celebration is another great opportunity to check it out. It takes place this Saturday and the tours are 30 minutes long.
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We took a tour of the Lakewood Cemetery Greenhouses last week and what really caught my eye was this beautiful succulent wall! Fun Fact: This greenhouse is the oldest operating greenhouse in the state of Minnesota and Lakewood is only one of a handful of cemeteries in the country that still have their own greenhouse. It grows and plants almost 100,000 flowers each season! #succulent #greenhouse #gardening . . . . . . . . . #LakewoodCemetery #cemetery #OnlyInMN #Minneapolis #minneapolisblogger #succulentgarden #succulentobsessed #gardenlovers #mpls #floraldesign #gardenart #gardendesign #exploreminnesota #minnstagram #capturemn
There’s a small fee for the event but the greenhouses are amazing and really worth a visit. *Greenhouse tour tickets cost $10 in advance, $15 at the door. You can go here to purchase tickets in advance.
Additional Information about the Earth Day Celebration and Lakewood Cemetery:
Lakewood is a unique green space in the heart of the city — with 250 acres of ornate gardens, scenic vistas and endless knolls dotted with old-growth trees and rare and native plants — all open to the public.
For our annual Earth Day Celebration, we invite you to visit our spacious grounds and take a behind-the-scenes tour of our historic greenhouses still operating today. On the tour, you’ll learn about Lakewood’s horticultural history, sustainable practices and see what we have in store for this spring’s flower beds.
After the tour, put your own green thumb to work and plant a perennial to take home and plant in memory of a loved one.
Make a day of it by taking a self-guided tour of the cemetery before or after your greenhouse tour. Self-guided brochures will be available at the event or by downloading the Lakewood mobile app.